Tuesday’s Headlines Need Help

Credit: College of DuPage
Credit: College of DuPage
  • Repairing the transportation infrastructure destroyed by Hurricane Ian will cost billions. (Politico)
  • Hot-rod drivers killed two people during an unsanctioned car show in Wildwood, N.J. last week. (Jalopnik)
  • The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority can be fixed, advocates say, and here’s how. (Commonwealth)
  • Halfway to its target date for eliminating traffic deaths, Seattle has never been further away from Vision Zero. (Seattle Met)
  • New Jersey is establishing a Vision Zero task force. (Globe)
  • Milwaukee County is cutting bus service as federal funds run out. (Journal-Sentinel)
  • Detroit bike-share MoGo is now available at Belle Isle. (Axios)
  • A new QR code will help SEPTA keep Philadelphia trains and buses clean. (WHYY)
  • Atlanta transit agency MARTA wants to turn the land around a train station into a dense mixed-use development. (AJC)
  • Believe it or not, some think Las Vegas could one day become a walkable city. (Weekly)
  • Here’s how one Oregon teacher convinced his kids to bike to school. (Route Fifty, Streetsblog USA)


Cartoon by Ian Lockwood

The Elephant in the Room

Transportation engineer Ian Lockwood is not only a leading voice within the profession for safer, multi-modal streets, he's also an amateur cartoonist known for skewering the absurdity in the modern transportation industry. Streetsblog is pleased to announce that we'll be featuring a new cartoon from Ian every month.

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